Tuesday, 31 March 2020

5 Leadership During COVID-19 Crisis Questions

Last week, Possip hosted a webinar for school leaders on “Leading in Times of Challenge”. Possip’s CEO, Shani Dowell, discussed how leaders should take time to listen, set short-term goals, and plan with core values, communication, and change in mind. Leadership during COVID-19 is unique. We received the following questions from school leaders who attended …

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Monday, 30 March 2020

How Schools Are Communicating During This Time

At Possip, we observe how teachers, administrators, and district leaders are engaging and communicating with families. It’s been remarkable to watch schools and families set into action and adapt so quickly this past month. Without a doubt, the context for education is changing rapidly in our country and will be different on the other side …

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Saturday, 28 March 2020

Principal’s Corner: Caring for Teachers and Staff in This Time

Principal’s Corner: Caring for Teachers and Staff in This Time Caring for teachers and staff is more important than ever.  In the weeks leading up to spring break, teachers are historically reaching “burnout” mode. They need and always appreciate the week of fun, relaxation, and self-care. For most teachers, this spring break did not give …

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Keeping Students Engaged During Remote Teaching

We recently hosted a webinar on remote teaching and learning.  A top question?  How to keep students engaged when teaching virtually. I love managing teams virtually and working in virtual organizations – and have done it for the past 7 years.  The largest team I managed virtually included almost 200 people!  So I’m excited to …

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Teaching During COVID – 19

As word of school closures took off, we heard about homeschooling, digital learning, families needing food, and a host of other topics.  We didn’t spend as much time thinking about teaching during COVID.  Here, Possip team member and former teacher Hannah Hall shares some of her wisdom and learning. How Teachers Feel Anxious, confused, unsettled, …

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Monday, 23 March 2020

Leading During Coronavirus – What Cincinnati Public Schools Got Right

While school districts all over the country have been faced with an unprecedented challenge to serve their students in the midst of a major crisis, I have been incredibly impressed with how my child’s district has handled things. They have really been leading during Coronavirus. First, district and school staff  paused and asked questions to …

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Facilitating Virtual Meetings: Principal’s Corner

For most educators, your day-to-day has been a highly in-person and social experience. You probably rely heavily on nonverbal cues during meetings and feel comfortable with leading meetings or professional development in front of your staff. You enjoy being around people and are energized by the community that surrounds you. Now, you’ve been abruptly asked …

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